Whether you are a team looking for a curler and/or coach to join your team or a curler looking to join a team, or a member club looking to fill a vacancy, this is the place to look. Clubs and curlers are also encouraged to post buy/sell equipment and/or supplies here. The following is posted on behalf of teams, curlers and member clubs; Curling Alberta has no direct affiliation with any of the listings.

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Looking for a competitive U20 team or a competitive men’s team

I am looking for a competitive team for next season. I prefer to play U20 but I would play men’s too. I am 19 years old and willing to play any position. I am committed to practicing and playing in events. Please contact me if you are interested.

Contact: Nate Kelba at nathan.kelba@gmail.com

Looking for u20 or ladies competitive team

Looking for a competitive U20 or ladies team to play on. Made provincials in mixed doubles 4 times and Alberta winter games once. Have played all positions and prefer 3rd. Have played my majority of my curling career at third but will play any position. I’m 19 and would like to continue curling at a competitive level.

Contact Kelsie Cygan at 825-995-9015

Head Ice Technician

The position of Ice Technician will report to the General Manager of the Thistle Curling Center and/or the Board of Directors.

The Ice Technician is responsible for the day-to-day ice operations of the club. We expect our Ice Technicians to ensure the playing surface meets or exceeds the expectations and standards our members have come to expect from the Thistle Curling Club. The typical curling season runs from the beginning of October until mid-April each year. This time frame will and can be altered to meet the needs of the Thistle with the agreement of the Ice Technician

The Ice Technician will work with the General Manger to on a regular basis and provide an ice maintenance schedule to ensure a smooth transition between draws, bonspiels, and special events. The ice technician is to oversee the operation of the rink and ice including all aspects of the plant.

The ice technician and/or staff will ensure all pubic areas are clean and presentable daily, this includes lower lever seating area, lounge, and washrooms. The sidewalks leading into the Curling Center will be cleared of snow and ice by the Ice staff, these are the walkways form the parking lot and City of Edmonton sidewalk directly in front of the property. The walkways that are along the playing surface need to be clutter free following the City of Edmonton Fire Code.

Job Responsibilities
• Plant Start up and Ice Installation
• Maintaining the club standards of playing conditions
• Daily ice maintenance
• Hiring, training, and scheduling of ice maintenance staff. The hiring will be in collaboration with the General Manager.
• Daily ice and plant logs
• End of season shut down
• Inspect and arrange repairs of all ice making and maintenance equipment
• Be present during all draws to observe how the ice performs
• Perform janitorial duties as required by the General Manager
• Prepare an annual ice installation and maintenance budget
• Forecast potential additional expenses

Qualifications
• Successful completion of the Curling Alberta Level 1 and 2 Ice Technician Workshops ice technician’s certificate

Interested parties please submit resume to careers@thistlecurling.ab.ca

Head Ice Technician – Red Deer Curling Centre

The Pidherney Centre, Home to Red Deer Curling, is currently seeking a Head Ice Technician starting in the 2022/23 curling season and beyond. This person is primarily responsible for the installation of and maintaining of 12 sheets of high standard curling ice in a world class ice facility that was built in 2012. The Pidherney Centre is a multi-use facility that is home to over 750 members and 17 curling leagues. We also host numerous bonspiels throughout the curling season. This facility is located in Red Deer, Alberta.

Job Duties
– installation and removal of 12 sheets of curling ice
– Maintain a high standard of curling ice
– Keep ice area clean, make sure amenities are full. IE: water bottles, cups and kleenex.
– Hire, train, schedule and supervise staff
– Answer ice plant alarms
– Maintenance as required from time to time around the entire facility
– Set-up, tear down and clean-up of ice area for special events
– Snow removal as needed on the outside of the facility
– Assist with operational budget
– Oversee outside contract work
– Collaborate with GM and front office staff in regards to ice and event schedules
– Season end cleaning of ice surface and rink area. Ice equipment and rocks stored properly
– Transport liquor deliveries to the lounge when needed
– Ice operation monthly report for Board
– Other odd jobs as directed by General Manager.

Education & Experience
– Level 2 or higher ice tech certificate
– Minimum 5 years experience in ice making with experience in competitive ice considered an asset.
– Must be able to lift a minimum 50lbs
– Excellent customer service skills
– Flexible in schedule as weekends, weekdays and evenings are required
– WHMIS certified or willing to get at expense of the Red Deer Curling Centre
– First Aid certified or willing to obtain at the expense of the Red Deer Curling Centre
– Criminal Record Check

Remuneration
– Year round employment and salary to based on experience

To apply, please send your resume by email to kalvin.cruickshank@live.com with “Head Ice Technician” in the subject line by May 15th, 2022. We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Manager – Red Deer Curling Centre

The Pidherney Centre, home to Red Deer Curling, is seeking a new General Manager that is responsible for the successful operation and development of the Pidherney Centre. The Pidherney Centre is a multi-use facility with curling as the main activity. We also host meetings, weddings, trade shows etc. during both the curling season and the off season. The Pidherney Centre has 12 sheets of curling ice and is home to about 750 members that play in 17 different leagues. This is a world class facility that was built in 2012. We have a lounge, curling pro shop, full kitchen and banquet facilities. We are located in Red Deer, Alberta.

Job Description

– The General Manager reports directly to the Board of Directors and is generally responsible for the financial accountability of the Pidherney Centre, event and facility promotion, membership recruitment, staffing, communication with membership and social media as well as the day to day operations of the facility which includes overseeing the pro shop, kitchen and front office.
This is a full time position in which the time commitment may include weekdays, weekends and evenings especially during our peak season from October to the end of March.

General Duties

– Marketing and promotion of leagues, events, bonspiels and the facility in general
– Organizing and overseeing club hosted events and leagues. Draws and schedules.
– Overseeing maintenance of the facility
– Attend Board meetings with a prepared manager report and financial reports.
– Implement approved policies and by-laws
– Overseeing of bar, pro shop, kitchen and ice operations
– staffing
– Applying for grants
– Developing and maintaining of current and new sponsorship opportunities
– Assisting rental leagues and bonspiels

Education and Experience

– Post-secondary education in business and or recreation management
– Minimum of 5 years experience with customer service, supervisor and/or management experience
– Knowledge of curling club operations and the sport of curling is considered an asset
– Experience in general computer software plus social media
– Personable individual with strong public relations and communication skills.
– Financial/accounting experience
– Experience in the non-profit sector considered an asset
– Criminal Record Check

Remuneration

– This is a full time salaried position with salary based on experience

To apply please send your resume by email to kalvin.cruickshank@live.com with “General Manager” in the subject line by May 15th, 2022. Only those that are granted interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

HEAD ICE TECHNICIAN – MEDICINE HAT CURLING CLUB

The Medicine Hat Curling Club is accepting applications for a full time seasonal Head Ice Technician. (September 15, 2022 – April 15, 2023). Preference will be given to those who have their Level 2 Ice Technician certificate, or equivalent experience and a commitment to obtain Level 2 certification. Our season runs from the start of October until the end of March.
The MHCC is located in Sunny Southern Alberta. We have 8 sheets of ice with over 500 members and approximately 15 draws per week Monday through Saturday, weekend bonspiels, various rentals and junior curling.

The Head Ice Technician will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties.
• Ice installation including painting, running lines, in-ice logos, hack and board installation and all other duties for initial installation.
• Facilitate day-to-day curling ice operations (scraping, cleaning, pebbling, rock care), ensuring a high-quality playing surface for all league play, rentals, bonspiels and other functions as required.
• Train, supervise and schedule assistant ice technicians and volunteers.
• Schedule and implement maintenance floods and ice maintenance when required.
• Complete daily/monthly/yearly equipment maintenance and log data as required.
• Cleanliness & general maintenance of the entire building.
• Working with and assisting manager where required.
• Able to develop rapport and good relationships with staff and club members.
• Comfortable with computer technology.

Renumeration will depend on qualifications.
Please submit your resume to manager@mhcurling.com or mail to
Medicine Hat Curling Club
880A 2 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0E6

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2022.
Thank you for your interest in the Medicine Hat Curling Club.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

General Manager, Shamrock Curling Club

Job title: General Manager, Shamrock Curling Club

Description brief: The General Manager of the Shamrock Curling Club is responsible for all operations related to the Shamrock.
Shamrock operations: The Shamrock is one of the busier curling clubs in Western Canada. During the curling season (September – March), the Shamrock is home to over 20 leagues and the facility is typically open morning and night, seven days a week, with over a thousand people walking through its door during a normal week. Outside of league play, the Shamrock often runs curling events, private receptions, and operates a licensed lounge that seats over 130 patrons. During the off-season months, the Shamrock remains operative as the facility is periodically rented for non-curling activities and the building often requires maintenance management projects.
Time commitments: The General Manager of the Shamrock Curling Club is a full-time, year round position. From September to March, the General Manager position requires an extensive time commitment that will include weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Work hours for the remainder of the year, April to August, are less time intensive and flexible to help offset the demands of a very busy and active curling season.
Reporting: The General Manager reports to the Shamrock’s Board of Directors

The selected candidate will:
• Assume responsibility for the successful operations of the Shamrock, including league and event coordination, registration, scheduling, staffing, contracts, ice rentals, facility rentals, bar and inventory control, sponsorships, conditions of the facility, security of the property, life-cycle maintenance monitoring, and member communications
• Collect and receipt income from all sources, ensure payments of all bills and contracts, and manage bank deposits, year-round, while working in concert with the Shamrock’s bookkeeper and Treasurer to ensure accuracy of accounting records
• Build relationships and maintain positive rapport with club curlers, staff, event organizers, facility leasers, sponsors, service suppliers, community stakeholders, City of Edmonton partners, AGLC, neighboring clubs, and Curling Alberta
• Provide support to curling leagues and other events as needed to ensure the success of each program and booking that takes place at the Shamrock
• Keep ahead of trends in the curling business in order to identify new opportunities for positive growth and development
• Continuously evaluate programs, procedures and practices and make appropriate recommendations to the Board for any and all improvements and changes to the Shamrock

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• Experience in sports management, facility operation, or running a related business
• University degree or college diploma in Recreation and/or Business is considered an asset
• An effective and engaging communicator
• Personable and professional in demeanor
• Highly organized and capable of multi-tasking effectively
• Self-disciplined and comfortable with a variable daily, weekly and monthly work schedule
• A natural problem-solver who is capable of identifying the required resources for finding solutions
• An effective leader and spokesperson for staff, curlers and the Shamrock in general
• Knowledgeable of the sport of curling and the business of curling
• Previous supervisory and finance experience is an asset
• Knowledgeable of general computer software and applications, such as Quickbooks, Google Drive, social media, and website content maintenance

Annual salary: Total compensation package will be commensurate with skills and experience. Approximate range will be $60,000 to $74,000 annually.

Closing date: May 3, 2022

Start date: Position to start June 15, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Submission: Email your resume and cover letter to ShamrockBoard@shamrockcurling.ca Your resume should provide two references and your cover letter should detail why you think you would be a good candidate for this position.

All candidates are thanked for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Crutch

I have a crutch I don’t need anymore. Paid 90 new. Will sell for 40. Also my husbands broom is free if anyone wants it

Looking for a U18/U21 Mens team – Bradley Pike

I’m Bradley Pike, a 17 year old curler curling out of the Lethbridge Curling Club.

I’m looking to either join or make a U18/U21 Mens team for the 2022/2023 season. I’ve stayed as competitive as I can without playing on a mens team and I’m looking to bring that competitive edge into a mens team. I’d be looking to play Third or Second however I’m comfortable with playing Lead. I’m only looking for a team that’s willing to put in a lot of hours and stay competitive throughout the season. I’d prefer a team with a top 3 finish at a provincial event however I’m open to look at every opportunity. I wouldn’t mind playing with a team aging out of U15s in the 2021/2022 season.

Contact:
Phone Number (Preferred) – (825) 594-1965
Email – schoolpike@gmail.com
Instagram – @bardinsta

Team Social Media (Mixed Doubles):
Instagram – @teamsnidemanpike
Facebook – @TeamSnidemanPike

Past Experience (Positions):
Mixed – Second
Mixed Doubles – Second (Middle Three)
Most league play – Skip or Third

Curling Achievements:
ASAA 2022 Provincial Champions (Mixed)
ASAA 2019 Zones Silver (Mixed Doubles)
ASAA 2019 Provincial Silver (Mens – Spare)
ASAA Sportsmanship Award in 2022
LCI’s Male Curler of The Year 2022

Personal Information:
Very driven and I have the ability to take leadership on a team
12th Grade in Highschool
Going to college in fall of 2022
Birthday – December 29th 2004

Additional Information:
I’ve been curling for 7 years
I got to play against Brendan Bottcher in Mixed Doubles Provincials
I’ve played with the likes of Kayleigh Shannon and Rhett Whittmire

Seeking Club Manager

Club Manager, Ellerslie Curling and Recreation Association (ECRA)

ECRA is a Curling Club with an active curling season that normally runs from September to April each year. The Club Manager will report directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the financial accountability of the club, including event promotion and membership recruitment and retention, as well as the day to day operations of the facilities.

The ECRA Manager is an independent contractor working under a contract for service to provide for management of the club over a full yearly cycle.
A complete and detailed list of duties and responsibilities can be provided upon submission of a resume and cover letter if the individual is selected for further assessment.

Manager Responsibilities

Administrative/Finance Responsibilities
• The Club manager will report to and meet monthly with Board of Directors, including preparation of a monthly reports and financial statement.
• Liaise with kitchen leasee, vendors, clients, and club members.
• Implement and administer Club/board approved policies and agreements.
• Review and track daily financial revenue and expenses, daily bookkeeping requirements to meet audit standards, reconcile with treasurer reports.

General Responsibilities
• Marketing and promotion of leagues, events and bonspiels
• Organizing and implementing Club hosted events
• Administering the curling season
• Managing bar, including inventory
• Managing the maintenance of the facilities

Education and Experience

An ideal candidate would have:
• Post secondary education in business or recreation management,
• Minimum 5 years experience in customer service industry plus supervisory and/or management experience,
• Significant knowledge of curling operations,
• Skills in most general computer software including social media and promotional platforms and websites, and,
• Ability to follow and enforce organizational policies

Competencies/Assets
• Inventory tracking
• Customer service
• Accounting/bookkeeping
• Staff training and scheduling
• Bar service, Smart serve certified
• Valid G licence
• Use of personal vehicle

Note:
• Job is located in Edmonton, AB
• A GST Registration number will be required upon signing of the contract

Submissions of interest should be sent to the President of the Board of Directors, Warren Dmyterko at redcrow1@hotmail.com no later than midnight on Thursday, April 14, 2022

Anticipated start date: May 9, 2022

Job Type: Independent Contractor

Remuneration: To be negotiated commiserate with experience of the successful candidate.

Benefits:
• Casual Dress
• Flexible Schedule
• On-site Parking

Schedule: As an independent contractor, the successful candidate would be required to manage their time and attend in person at the club in a manner that allows them to meet their contractual obligations.

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